Our Team

Pastors and Elders

Rev. Nathan Dirs

Lead pastor


Garry McMahon

Pastoral Care

Tim Chapman-Mortimer


Jon Gardiner



Gary Martin


OBC Staff


Rev. Nathan Dirs (Lead Pastor)

Nathan is married to Karen and together they have three kids, Oliver, Abigail and Josiah.

Nathan didn’t grow up in a Christian home and it wasn’t until his mid 20’s that he met Jesus – It has been a crazy & exciting journey ever since. Nathan is passionate about communicating the gospel and seeing people live out a life of genuine discipleship

Garry McMahon (Pastoral Care)

Garry is married to Vicki with adult children and grandchildren. Garry has pastored a number of churches in NSW and Victoria, usually as Lead Pastor and many times as a Intentional Interim Pastor where Garry assisted churches going through difficult transitions. Garry as the Pastoral Care Pastor, enjoys caring for people in Orange Baptist Church and in the community beyond our church. Garry’s journey with Jesus is a very long one from his earliest introduction to Christ as a child in a Sydney local Baptist church Sunday School through missions in Zimbabwe and the Philippines. Garry enjoys ministering with Nathan, our Lead Pastor and a great team of Elders as we endeavor to bring the Gospel of Jesus to the community in Orange.

Sarah Pickford (Kids and youth co-ordinator)

Sarah has been involved in some form of kids and youth ministry since high school. Growing up going and serving in the church Sarah understands the importance children and youth have one the our community of faith. She is passionate about helping kids and youth to become disciples of Christ, who seek to serve God.

Kristy Gardiner (Administrator)

Kristy is married to Jon and they have 3 children, Daniel, Isaac and Grace.

Kristy has been apart of OBC her whole life and gave her life to Christ at an early age. She loves the serve God and his  church in any way she can.

Leadership Team

James McCallum



Bronwyn McDonald


Leah Crow

Evan Harris


Ryan and Keren Klugt